Australian runner Lisa Weightman’s career has never been better. Running personal bests, making top 20 in the marathon at the London Olympics and kicking goals in her corporate job, she sets the bar incredibly high and remains focused to ensure success. Here are a few items on her ‘health shelf’ that help her along the way to achieving her goals.
Ascend Protein Recovery
As a marathon runner, completing 160-180km per week in training I tend to push myself beyond my limits. Getting enough protein into my body to speed up recovery from one training run to the next helps the body build and repair itself in time to get that extra bit out of myself.
Adidas Training & Racing Shoes
I love colour and Adidas does too! My racing shoes change in colour every year which not only makes me feel fast running in them but positive and confident too. I have a pair of Adidas Adios racing shoes as a keepsake in a different colour for every marathon I have run since 2010.
Garmin GPS watch
With my coach Dr Richard Telford living in Canberra, he keeps tabs on my training through the data provided by my Garmin GPS running watch. I email him after every training run with commentary on how I felt. I sometimes joke about putting the watch on the local dog to do the session for me!
There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea from T2 a few hours after a long run and a hot shower. Making a pot of tea is something that has been passed on from my gran and nan, through to my mum and down to my sister and I. A lot of problems get solved on a run with my husband and over a cup of tea with family.
What’s on Olympic marathoner Lisa Weightman’s health shelf?